|Getting ready to leave for Jack|
|Our wonderful travel group|
|Mama can't take her eyes off Jack|
|Back at the hotel|
|Jack loves the computer|
We had some questions for the Orphanage Director, a few of which she could answer. With over 600 children in the orphanage I'm sure she does not know each child personally. We did find out he shared a crib, which most of the children do there as they are so overcrowded. He likes milk, noodles, congee, fruit, vegetables and meat. He still naps during the day. When awake he is active and loves to be outside. He also loves a bath.
After he sat on my lap a little while, I brought out the Cheerios. Were they ever a hit! He would occasionally put one to Megan's mouth in the picture. So cute! He just as happily went to Stephen who got him laughing. He seems to have a sweet personality, with a hint of mischief in those eyes :-)
His nanny handed over his "possessions" in a black plastic sack full of holes. We had sent him 2 care packages with clothes and toys and 2 disposable cameras. We had asked that the gifts be returned with him so that he would have something familiar. In the bag were 2 birthday cards, a picture from Megan, and the photo album. Initially I was a little disappointed that they had not returned the cameras, but we have Jack and it doesn't really matter that life in the orphanage wasn't "recorded".
One of the parents in the group is a surgeon and his brother in law who is also a Dr had flown in last night from Shanghai to be with them on "Gotcha Day". He speaks Chinese so was able to help the families get info from the nannies. He checked Jack over briefly and thought he looked great. His wife, who is a Pediatrician will arrive tomorrow so it will be great to have her input as well. God has put us with a wonderful group and we all rejoiced with each other at God's goodness to us.
Jack handled the bus ride back to the hotel great. Once he hit the room, his real personality became evident :-) He loves to figure things out. He loves to investigate. I have had to say "No, No" every time he goes to the phone and he laughs loudly. He had a bath and he sure does love playing in the water, then he lay down beside me and had a nap for 1 1/2 hrs. We were concerned that he would be unsettled when he wakened, but he got up with a smile, located his box of Cheerios (Granny Lee, he loves the Mickey Mouse box and has already figured out how to open and close it :-). We did more paperwork this afternoon and Jack thought it was funny getting to stamp his hand print on the documents. I had visions of multiple hand prints over the paper as he was enjoying it so much.
We traced his foot and Stephen has gone to Walmart with a few other Dad's to shop for shoes (that should be interesting as Stephen is not a clothes shopper :-), pure milk and noodles.
Jack and I are having fun getting to know each other at the hotel. If you ask him for a kiss, he puckers his little mouth right up. I love this boy!
Megan, I can't wait for you to meet Jack. You are going to love him and he is going to love you. I think the only thing you might fight over is the computer, because he seems to love it as much as you :-)
Thanks to everyone for their prayers today and in the days leading up to it. We believe God has not only fixed Jack's physical heart, but emotionally he appears to be accepting us.
|Real guys are not afraid to wear pink :-)|